Devin Townsend - Z²



7.7 | 239 votes |
Release date: 27 October 2014
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I [Sky Blue]
01. Rejoice
02. Fallout
03. Midnight Sun
04. A New Reign
05. Universal Flame
06. Warrior
07. Sky Blue
08. Silent Militia
09. Rain City
10. Forever
11. Before We Die
12. The Ones Who Love

Disc II [Dark Matters]
01.
02. From Sleep Awake
03. Ziltoidian Empire
04. War Princess
05. Deathray
06. March Of The Poozers
07. Wandering Eye
08. Earth
09. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Through The Wormhole
11. Dimension Z

Disc III [Dark Matters - Raw]
01.
02. From Sleep Awake
03. Ziltoidian Empire
04. War Princess
05. Deathray
06. March Of The Poozers
07. Wandering Eye
08. Earth
09. Ziltoid Goes Home
10. Dimension Z

Line-up
Mike St-Jean - keyboards
Dave Young - guitars, keyboards
Ryan Van Poederooyen - drums
Devin Townsend - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Brian "Beav" Waddell - bass

Session musicians
Anneke Van Giersbergen - vocals
Ché Aimee Dorval - vocals
Florian Magnus Maier - orchestrations
Kat Epple - flute, woodwinds
Morgan Ågren - drums

Guest musicians
Mark Cimino - voice
Chris Jericho - vocals
Dominique Lenore Persi - vocals
Chris Devitt - vocals
Jørgen Munkeby - saxophone
Bill Courage - narration

Additional info
Produced by Devin Townsend.

Additional character vocals by Eric Severinson, Marina Bennet, Maria Werner, Jazz-A-Fire, Sheldon Zaharko, Adyson King.
Backing vocals by the Universal Choir (see universalchoir.insideoutmusic.com for the names of the participants).
Additional backing vocals by the audience of Utrecht Tivoli, August 5th 2014.

Tigers In A Tank Choir: Eric Severinson, Marina Bennet, Eric Wettstsin, Jaclyn Guillou, Jennifer Katchur Uvence, Nick Andrew Sommer, Jocelyn Crandell, Tiffany Oakes, Juhli Conlinn, Cassandra Bangel, Nicolas Bermudez.

Choirs orchestrated and conducted by Eric Severinson. Orchestra orchestrated by Florian Magnus Maler.

Sky Blue and Dark Matters were re-released in 2015 as two stand-alone albums.

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
7.0
Uh oh, Apothecary is reviewing a prog album. Hold onto your undergarments, ladies and gentlemen, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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published 22.10.2014 | Comments (31)

Guest review by
BlueMobius
Rating:
7.1
I could go into reviewing the music of Devin Townsend's latest opus, the double-album Z2, but there is something nagging at me about the Ziltoid The Omniscient follow-up, Dark Matters, and its disc one companion, Sky Blue from the Devin Townsend Project.

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published 06.12.2014 | Comments (4)

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31.07.2016 - 00:40
Rating: 8
musclassia
Went back to Sky Blue again today, I honestly think it might be my favourite Devin disc - I've always found his music enjoyable but flawed, but even thought SB drops off in the second half, it has a really solid mix of his zaniness, poppy tendencies, lush atmospheres and more and I think it works well

Unfortunately I struggled to find the energy to care all that much to Dark Matters
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